Finally we have some runner beans. We planted our runner beans out this year early for us and with real slug weather here in the UK, we thought the slugs had got the better of our runner beans, but after losing about a third of the plants planted out. A week ago they blossomed out and are looking good, we finally have some of our own runner beans. Don't worry I have not been going without one of my favourite veggies, because I happen to have in-laws who put me to shame on the gardening front, so they have been making up the short fall of our runner beans, along with a bounty of tomatoes. I'm bit of a tomato addict, I eat a tomato or maybe two most days.
Now for the irony. Today I caught our daughter, Tilly sat with a real dog, Blottie asleep by her side, whilst she played on her sister's KidiPets Friends, which is a pretend pet dog. Molly wanted this for her Birthday, I did think it ironic to want a pretend dog, when we have thirteen real dogs.
Some people worry themselves about Gold reserves or oil reserves, but in our home we concern ourselves with the scone reserves. I keep a batch in the freezer at all times, as they are an ideal snack food for children and adults. So imagine my horror to go to the freezer on Friday and see that all the scones were gone. So I quickly got a batch done and this weekend the family have quickly depleted that batch, so reserves are yet again dangerously low. Looks like I will be baking again tomorrow. Luckily scones don't take much doin'.
Note in the photo below the correct loading method of the scone, cream first (clotted cream mind, none of that whipped up double stuff or even worse spray cream), then jam. We will have none of that witchcraft here that the Cornish get up to, with jam first and cream on top. Whatever next, they will be wanting independence. You will have to know about the 'The War of the Scones' to get that joke, a bit like 'The War of the Roses', but with clotted cream and jam.
What a weekend of rugby. Can you overdose on the stuff? Photos of the Poundlane pack over the weekend. Can you spot the two tries ?
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.